Feeling My Age

Getting older has its drawbacks – but it's a lot better than the alternative.

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December 10, 2011 Feeling My Age

The various versions of Ne Me Quitte Pas on YouTube either have huge English subtitles or abysmal sound quality – and on every one of them embedding is disabled.

My guess is that the late singer’s estate guards his copyrights vigilantly – which is why his name isn’t in the text or keywords for this post. Their publishers will probably still find this and get it pulled off Vimeo sooner rather than later, but let’s enjoy it while we can.

By the time he died of lung cancer at age 49 he was one of the best-known performers in the French-speaking world.  See his Wikipedia entry.


  1. jesse sublett on December 14, 2011 7:20 pm

    Excellent! Thanks for posting. Bryan Ferry has nothing on Brel.

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